The Summer Day

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Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper?

This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down- who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.

Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face. Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.

I don’t know exactly what a prayer is. I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass, how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields, which is what I have been doing all day.

Tell me, what else should I have done? Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

—Mary Oliver

Where there is Help there is Hope

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, there is immediate help: don’t wait,

please text 741-741 or call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Never give up

Together we can reduce the risk of youth suicide

If you are concerned about someone, follow these steps:

STEP 1: Be observant

Notice any Warning Signs and Risk Factors. 

STEP 2: Show that you care

Even though you may be nervous or feel uncomfortable, take a deep breath and be present.

STEP 3: Ask the tough questions

“Are you thinking about killing yourself?”

Trust your intuition. You won’t make things worse by asking directly. In fact, it helps.

STEP 4: Get some help
  • Call The Sky Center today: 505-473-6191
  • 24 hour crisis lines: 1-855-NMCRISIS (662-7474) / 1-855-227-5485 (tty)
  • Agora Crisis Center Albuquerque, NM: 1-800-273-8255
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Response of Santa Fe: 1-888-920-6333
  • Crisis Text Line: 741-741
  • Emergency:  911

For more details click on this link: How to help

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To meet the challenge of youth suicide in Santa Fe and northern New Mexico through lasting solutions that encourage resiliency, courage, connection and hope.

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